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Gyllbergen 5 - 10 km

Gyllbergen nature reserve is Borlänge’s largest. It measures 1020 hectares, and is a wilderness area with beautiful hiking tracks during summer and skiing tracks during winter.

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Description

Length: 5 km.
Trail marking: The hiking trails are marked in orange.
Difficulty: Easy, estimated time spent 1 hour.

Trail description: From Gyllfäbodarna, take the hiking trail up to the heights towards Fjortasjön. Stop at the second windbreak. Continue a little further and you will come to the Giant Table. Same way back.


Length: 5 km
Trail marking: The hiking trails are marked in orange.
Difficulty: Medium, estimated time 2 hours
Description: From Bergslagsplan take the hiking trail to Dragbergsstugorna. Then walk via Dragbergsgatan around to Bergslagsstugan and back to Bergslagsplan. NOTE! If you take a car to Bergslagsplan, keep in mind
that the road is bad at times.

Length: 10 km
Trail marking: The hiking trails are marked in orange.
Difficulty: Tough, estimated time 3 hours.
Description: From Gyllfäbodarna, take the hiking trail up to the heights via Sara's
lake towards Dragsjön. Then the hiking trail along the gravel road back to Gyllfäbodarna. In front of Dragsjön, the trail is hilly.

In Gyllbergen there are several rest cabins and windbreaks. Here you can grill sausages and spend a night or two. Do not forget to really wear your feet because the joints are often wet.

Parking is available all year round in five places around the nature reserve; Gyllfäbodarna, Spånsfäbodarna, Långmyran and Prästbodarna. At the there are also information signs, rest cabins / overnight cabins and a dry toilet. At Gyllfäbodarna, Spånsfäbodarna and Prästbodarna there is also a windbreak with a fireplace. At Bergslagsplan there is only summer parking. Note that the rest cabins / overnight cabins are not bookable.

A folder with information about the nature reserve and a guide map can be downloaded or ordered on the county administrative board's website.The reserve was established in 1982, to protect the area from deforestation. In the area you can find 23 mountain tops at an altitude of above 400 meters. It’s because of its altitude that the forest is growing back so slowly, creating a sense of being in the mountains.

In Gyllbergen you can hike through the mires, pick cloudberries and blueberries, or just explore the rich wildlife. Bring the whole family and enjoy your coffee-break by one of the many windshelters with campfire-sites. Or you can go on a longer hike and stop at an overnight-cabin. There are a variety of different tours to choose from, just remember to bring solid shoes since the trails can be wet even in summer!

Many of the trails start at Gyllfäbodarna, which is also closest to Borlänge. Here you can take the easy Family Trail, or the more challenging Wilderness Trail. You can park your car at five places around the nature reserve; Gyllfäbodarna, Spånsfäbodarna, Långmyran and Prästbodarna. At the parking lot there are information signs, tourist cottages/overnight cabins and outhouses. At Gyllfäbodarna, Spånsfäbodarna and Prästbodarna there are also wind shelters with campfire sites. Please note that the overnight cabins cannot be booked in advance.

Are you interested in wildlife? Many birds flourish here, such as owls, black grouse and woodpeckers. In the spring you can see the cranes dance. Experience something unique, and stay overnight in a wind shelter. If you are lucky you can see bear, lynx, wolf or wolverine.

All tracks are marked with orange colour. Remember to always tell someone where you are going. The cellphone reception in Gyllbergen is poor with all operators.

Facts

  • Children/Family
  • WC facilities for disabled
  • Summer

Directions

Drive road 50 towards Ludvika. After Lerbäcken (about 7,5km) turn right – signs towards Gyllbergen Nature Reserve. There is a large parking lot at Gylle Fäbodarna where the trails start.